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Sep 9, 2012 11:00pm EDT
column had the headline "who else will fall in d.c.'s corruption tale?" it started this way -- this is no tale of fiction. what is the whodunit? >> it covers a wide spectrum. we start out with a guy named sulaimon brown who was a gadfly in the 2010 mayoral campaign. he was a candidate, a less well- known candidate. i moderated one of the debates. i noticed that brown was constantly going after mayor fenty. zinging him with comments, crazy comments. the audience was lapping it up. the other candidate -- vincent gray, was sitting with a look on his face. through the democratic campaign -- after the campaign, when gray defeated fenty, it turns out sulaimon brown was given a job in the new gray administration, but was fired for a number of reasons. brown and then complained and said that he had been given money to stay in the campaign, the primary campaign, to harass adrian fenty and was paid by the gray campaign to be there. that set off an investigation. since that time, this has spread like a cancer. now, the question is, who are the other people who are going to fall in this
Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
, somebody else authorized the payment. the u.s. attorney knows but has not yet identified the person. there is another person who comes into the picture, who gave a large sum of money to a top aide of vincent gray to run a shadow campaign, off the books, not reported to the office of campaign finance. that person is referred to as another confidential source, no name, but they know who it is. on top of that, there is a person who conceived of the whole idea of running the shadow campaign, and that individual has not been identified. all of these people have been identified in prosecutorial documents as individuals involved. this does not get to the other spreading cancer of d.c., related to the d.c. lottery. there was a big dispute about awarding the very lucrative contract. there was a dispute -- the person who won the contract was rejected by the council. another person came along and got the contract. there have been protests about it, and also complaints in court that the individual officer who made the award was fired because he resisted pressure to change his decision, politica
Sep 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
that include peacekeeping? guest: yes. host: i saw a number the u.s. pays 22%. guest: it is $1 billion for the secretariat. it does not include the councils, the peacekeeping. in 2010 we give $8 billion. host: why is it that the united states pays 22% of the bill and japan pays only 12% ? guest: china, i think the number is 3.1%. that is what is insane. if you add in the money they get from the one, it is much lower. host: in germany, they only have 80 million people, they pay 8%. guest: we are suckers. they know, our checkbooks are open. i have no problem giving $8 billion to the u.n. if i knew it was working. if i knew these people were solved and the problems of the world, i have no problem. the reality is, they are throwing the money away. we are acting as classic enablers. no different than somebody who is unable in a drug addict or a gambler. if it continued to give these people what they want without forcing behavior, what forces them to change their behavior? host: here is another excerpt. guest: the ivory coast was a former french colony. they had independence. they have had a
Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
? >> there are 64 or 65 different i.g.s when i came down to washington, i didn't know what an i.g. did. my experience as a prosecutor, we run into law enforcement arms and they will be our agent. i started up a mortgage fraud unit and i was dealing with the inspector generals. i didn't know the big picture of what an i.g. was doing. the first thing i did was go around and meet the different i.g.s. starting with the meetings over the next couple years, i found the inspector's general unfortunately they suppose to be these fierce watchdogs looking out for waste, fraud and abuse. those are the magic words written into their statute. it really become more often like any governmental agency. number one concern is things about the budget and how to preserve budget. they were worried about clashing with management, worried about too much interaction with congress. it was really very much go along get along type of attitude. i kept hearing over and over again, there were three different type of i.g.s. a lap dog who will curl up to management and a junkyard dog. ultimately, when i was going through
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
was opening the antiracism conference in geneva, switzerland, it was designed as a forum to reach the u.n.'s moral authority to end racism and discrimination, strengthening human rights everywhere. racism is a denial of human rights, pure and simple. there comes a time in the course of human kind when we must stand firm on the fundamental principles that binds us. there comes a time to reamp our faith in fundamental human rights and dignity and worth of us all. >> it was only the second conference of its kind in the u.n. 60 year history and as the secretary general concluded his opening remarks the man of united nations delivered the keynote -- tapped to deliver the keynote address wait the wings. >> the time is now, ladies and gentlemen. >> who would it stph-b who would it be, the guiding light who could lead the conference toward achieving its vital goals, who better than this guy,? >> and now to the podium -- >> [applause] >> this is mahmoud ahmadinejad, president of iran. something tells he he wasn't the ideal speaker to kick off this conference. host: were you there in. guest: yeah. hos
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
about. when -- he really led the investigation into the politically motivated firings of u.s. attorneys. that is an example of extremely aggressive, effective ig. i was once asked a question why a particular agency did not have an ig will we were doing it and it turned out they did. you just did not hear about them because they are so not out there and aggressive. i was told by one point blank that he wished he could do what i was doing what he was afraid for his job. he had a kid in college and could not afford to lose his job. they live in fear of being fired if they are too aggressive and caring of the duties. >> quick black -- background. under graduate school? the university of pennsylvania. >> studied what? >> a degree in international relations and economics. >> what year? >> 1992. >> law degree from what school? >> university -- new york university. >> you were born where? >> abingdon, pennsylvania. >> grew up where? >> lived in that area, new york, and minnesota. >> what the mom and dad do? >> they had a small travel agency. >> married? when did you get married and how many chi
Sep 16, 2012 8:00pm EDT
did 25 c- span at moments from the 1990's. i searched c-span archives in the 1990's. a search for seinfeld, there was one clip talking about the defense department asking for $50 million for niagara -- viagara. >> how does somebody see them? where can somebody go to find it? n if you scroll down on my unique page, they're on there. we have this obsession with george bush's socks at buzzfeed. when he interviewed with his granddaughter, he has amazing stocks. -- sicks. -- socks. >> what gets people's attention? >> stuff that really impacts -- if there is a clip of paul ryan talking about romney-care. the clip we showed earlier was him talking about medicare. they're cutting the medicare growth rate by $500 billion. you have paul ryan in 1995 saying, that is not a cut. clips like joe biden talking about how an individual mandate could be seen as socialism, those are all things that will have an impact because they affect the political debate. >> here is one of your picks where mitt romney is talking about the president and his business experience. >> i was speaking
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